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10 security men, 15 Taliban dead in Tirinkot clash

10 security men, 15 Taliban dead in Tirinkot clash

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Nov 14, 2018 - 15:36

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): At least 10 security personnel and 15 Talibaninfo-icon insurgents have been killed during a clash in this capital city of central Uruzgan province, local sources said on Wednesday.

Mohammad Karim Karimi, a member of the Provincial Council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants stormed a joint base of police and Afghan army and check-posts in Tirinkot late Tuesday night.

He said the clash continued until Wednesday morning and both the sides suffered casualties.

A security official, who declined to be named, said 10 security personnel and 15 attacking rebels were killed and five security men were wounded in the overnight firefight.

The Taliban claimed capturing the base and security check-posts and killing 31 security personnel.

The clash occurred days after security forces once again launched clearing operations in the area.

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